Android 10 comes to Google’s Pixel phones

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Android 10 brings a number of new ways to improve how you use your device.

The leaks and rumors about Google's forthcoming Pixel 4 smartphone series, which we expect to be unveiled in early October, have been coming at a steady clip lately, with our previous reporting rounding up everything from leaked images to details about the new rear camera setup, as well as the phones' radar-based gestures.

This announcement would come a year on from the Pixel 3 series launch, and we already also know that the Pixel 4 series would be running Android 10 out of the box. So getting stable Android 10 should be easier than ever now that the source code has been released.

Some of the new features of Android 10 have been known since April, but now Google is sharing a broader list of novelties, as well as details about upgradeable devices.

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"Many malware and mobile vulnerabilities are enabled by older versions of Android, and even though Android 10 comes with updated security features, many consumers won't be able to access them because their carrier or device manufacturer will not distribute the updated OS", Bakken noted in an emailed press statement. System updates have always been a pain on Android, but Android 10 supports a feature called Project Mainline. The two-button gesture setup from Android Pie didn't earn many fans, so Google has reworked it in Android 10 to function more like the iPhone.

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